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Old 03-29-2008, 11:27 AM   #1
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Tight knee after air squats

So on Wednesday I was doing the workout that is 5 rounds of 100 jump ropes and 50 air squats. After the third round of squats, my left knee started to feel weird. Interestingly, the next day I was doing some front squats, with just a PVC pipe for weight, during my warm up and they felt fine after the first couple. In fact I did kettle bell swings for part of the workout and it felt fine. Since then (it's been about 3 days), my knee has been feeling really tight and gets worse if I walk up stairs or just squat down to pick something up. Its not painful though. Just feels like there's pressure inside. It doesn't appear swollen. Its really noticeable and uncomfortable.

Has anyone else experienced anything like this? Is it something that will likely just heal after a few more days?

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Old 03-29-2008, 11:32 AM   #2
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Re: Tight knee after air squats

Where's the pressure? Any more info would be nice, heh.
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Old 03-29-2008, 12:33 PM   #3
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Re: Tight knee after air squats

In general its right in the middle of my knee behind the knee cap. Sometimes it feels like the tendon at the back of the knee is tight too. I was just icing it for a while and started walking up stairs and it seems to be feeling a little better.
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Old 03-29-2008, 03:53 PM   #4
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Re: Tight knee after air squats

Stretch out your quads and hamstrings as well as adductors and abductor and see if that helps. If not come back (say which stretche you did.. pictures would be great) and we'll go from there.
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Old 03-29-2008, 05:51 PM   #5
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Re: Tight knee after air squats

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Stretch out your quads and hamstrings as well as adductors and abductor and see if that helps. If not come back (say which stretche you did.. pictures would be great) and we'll go from there.
what stretches would you recommend for quads, hammies and adductors ?
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Old 03-29-2008, 06:03 PM   #6
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what stretches would you recommend for quads, hammies and adductors ?
I always recommend all 3 splits... but people seem to not like those, heh, and ask for alternatives. I've found they work the best though.
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Old 03-29-2008, 08:37 PM   #7
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Re: Tight knee after air squats

Dunno about stretches for adductors and abductors besides where you lay on your side and either adduct or abduct a leg. I guess you could do them as an active hold too.

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Old 03-29-2008, 10:07 PM   #8
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Re: Tight knee after air squats

I seem to be having the same issue you are Casey.....
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Old 03-30-2008, 08:11 AM   #9
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Re: Tight knee after air squats

Well I did some stretching yesterday and iced my knee for a while and it started getting better. Today it still feels a little bit weird, but I did some air squats and it felt good. So it does seem to be improving.
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Old 03-30-2008, 08:30 AM   #10
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Re: Tight knee after air squats

Adductors would be center split.

Abductors you can hit through various IT band stretches. Foam/tennis ball rolling helps.

Glad to hear you're improving (probably was just tight muscles locking down around your knee).
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